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Shortages of COFFEE

Shortages of COFFEE

I woke up to this from Hal Turner The coffee supply (we don’t farm coffee in North America) is collapsing in America. Huge container ships cannot off load their coffee and coffee spoils very quickly in the heat and is now turning rancid. More than a million mega-bags (100 pound bags of beans) of coffee have been ruined. There is an emergency effort being considered to try to salvage what they can via a water off-load but it is unsure…

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Warnings of imminent global supply chain collapse

Warnings of imminent global supply chain collapse

The Cargo Ship Crisis is Manufactured – Creating Supply Chain Nightmare We travel up the coast to the Port of Los Angeles to see all the backed up cargo ships. These ships are waiting to enter the port to get unloaded. It gets worse by the week. Our Economy is collapsing before our eyes International shipping group issues red alert letter warning of imminent global supply chain collapse… widespread famine, power grid failures and economic ruin are right around the…

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Warnings of ‘global transport systems collapse’

Warnings of ‘global transport systems collapse’

International shipping workers warn of ‘global transport systems collapse’ unless pandemic restrictions on trade and movement are quickly lifted Shipping workers warned Wednesday that transport systems verge on collapse Letter issued by coalition of international unions described dire conditions Restrictions and delays imposed by pandemic protocols are delaying shipments Workers ask for sane protocols and easier access to vaccinations Supply chain crunch threatens to derail the busy holiday shopping season  Daily Mail, 30 September, 2021 A coalition of unions that…

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Power Crisis Deepens In Asia And Europe: What It Means To Shipping

Power Crisis Deepens In Asia And Europe: What It Means To Shipping

By Greg Miller of American Shipper, There’s panic-buying of gasoline in the U.K. Natural gas prices in Europe and Asia are skyrocketing. Protests are breaking out across Europe due to spiking electricity bills. India and China are short of coal for utilities. Power is being rationed to factories in multiple Chinese provinces — and winter is coming. First came the COVID-induced global supply chain crisis for container shipping. Now comes a power crunch across Asia and Europe. Energy commodity stockpiles…

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Covert Covid Wars? Did Western Intel Agencies Attack China’s Manufacturing Hub?

Covert Covid Wars? Did Western Intel Agencies Attack China’s Manufacturing Hub?

Thank God!  The TruNews team is back and are talking about serious matters. Today on TruNews, Edward, Rick, and Doc examine the unseen battle that is going on behind the scenes as nations battle against nation in retaliation over Coronavirus. Have recent disruptions in Chinese shipping being perpetrated by Western intelligence agencies? In our final segment, will COVID and its variants, and the vaccine response, cause the release of a dreaded Black Fungus? Edward Szall, Rick Wiles, Doc Burkhart. Airdate…

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Export delays causing New Zealand produce to languish on shelves, in cold stores

Export delays causing New Zealand produce to languish on shelves, in cold stores

Disrupted supply lines The most important news for the NZ economy and an indication of what is to come and I could not find it by searching!  It was only learning that it featured on RNZ Morning Report a couple of days through a chance conversation that I learned of this. The only things you can find easily is non-news and government propaganda Some of the country’s growers and exporters are worried their produce will be wasted because of continued…

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Catastrophe feared as fire-hit freight ship sinks off Sri Lanka coast

Catastrophe feared as fire-hit freight ship sinks off Sri Lanka coast

Amazing the ability to ignore important news. I was told about this and had to go looking. al Jazeera, 2 June, 2021 Ship bring tonnes of chemicals is sinking, federal government and navy state, in among the island country’s worst-ever marine catastrophes. A freight ship bring tonnes of chemicals is sinking off Sri Lanka’s west coast, the nation’s federal government and navy stated, in among Sri Lanka’s worst-ever marine catastrophes. Salvage specialists were trying to tow the fire-stricken container ship…

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Over 300 Ships Now Stranded As Suez Canal Authority Chairman Says “Human Error” Contributed To Crash

Over 300 Ships Now Stranded As Suez Canal Authority Chairman Says “Human Error” Contributed To Crash

Update (1653ET): Egypt Today Magazine reports Ever Given has moved “17 meters towards the north, and there are positive indications that the ship would be refloated soon because of the high tide today.” With rising sea levels tonight, Lieutenant-General Osama Rabie, Chairman of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), said the containership might refloat.  Egypt Today Magazine says the best time to refloat the stranded containership could be sometime tonight “due to the highest tidewater and the wind today is strong and…

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Tanker Rates Rise As Global Shippers Scramble To Reroute Ships Around Africa

Tanker Rates Rise As Global Shippers Scramble To Reroute Ships Around Africa

Zero Hedge, 24 March, 2021 Update (1315ET): Bloomberg has published more details on the push for global shippers to divert ships around Africa. Torm, a Danish owner of tankers, said its customers have asked about the cost of options to divert. BBG said the diversions are being considered as markets on everything from oil to feedstock to refined petrochemicals are being impacted by what’s now being widely referred to as the “Suez crisis.” Torm A/S, a Danish owner of tankers,…

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